GST/HST – Acupuncture exempted from tax in new Federal Budget

GST/HST – Acupuncture exempted from tax in new Federal Budget Another long and hard fought battle has been won by our profession – Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s office confirmed the following good news in the Federal budget announcement Tuesday, Feb 11th: GST/ HST -新联邦的税务预算已将针灸的GST免除 经历漫长而艰辛的斗争,中医行业又赢得了一次胜利-2月11日星期二: 财政部长,Jim Flaherty办公室已经证实联邦预算公布的以下消息: Page 197 of the Budget discusses “Health Related Tax Measures”. Minister Flaherty will be exempting acupuncturists’ professional service from the GST/HST. More information on this measure can be found in Annex 2 on page 320. 第197页的财政预算案的讨论“健康相关税收措施”。Flaherty部长将从GST/ HST税收中豁免针灸师的专业服务。在这一措施的更多信息见320页的附件二。 Members please

The Focus Group – CTCMA

The Focus Group – CTCMA Five of our board members (William O. Hardman, Weidong Yu, Edward Liu, John Yang, Daeyou Kim, and Beverly Osachoff) participated in a focus group held by the CTCMA on January 25th, voicing our members’ convictions that they want to enjoy a broad scope of practice in BC and the full toolbox of modern tools that enhance the complex array of what we do in our clinics. ATCMA members Rod LeBlanc and Phillipe Souvestre were unable to

The Premier’s New Year’s Celebration

The Premier’s New Year’s Celebration 新年祝贺 No wonder Chinese New Year is our favourite holiday – who can resist all the excitement? Leaping Lion dancers, clanging cymbals, and a sea of excited guests dressed in red brocade visiting over plates of steaming long noodles and spicy fish morsels. Not your average business meeting perhaps, but our leader and president, Dr. Fei Che, is no ordinary quiet man, either. With his calm smile, he greets everyone like a treasured old friend. 难怪大家最喜欢过春节,谁能抵制住如此喜庆的欢聚呢?锣鼓声声,金狮舞动,盛装出席的贵客,长长久久的长寿面,和年年有余的香辣鱼。这绝不是一场普通的业务聚会。协会会长车飞先生像对待老朋友一样和每一位同仁问候祝福。 The ATCMA is

An Interview with The Georgia Straight

An Interview with The Georgia Straight Congratulations to Kwantlen Polytechnic University for BC’s first public TCM programme! A recent article in The Georgia Straight about Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s new TCM programme garnered the following response from ATCMA member, Joe Ranallo.   link: http://www.straight.com/news/593836/doctors-group-often-trashes-traditional-chinese-medicine Here is Joe’s article in its entirety: Note: this article is submitted in response to a recent article by the Georgia Straight. You can find the original article here: http://www.straight.com/life/579891/traditional-chinese-medicine-still-divisive-issue-bc